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Apple finally shows you your Wi-Fi network password in iOS 16

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Apple is finally adding the ability to see your saved Wi-Fi password in iOS 16. MacRumors reports that the iOS 16 developer preview includes an option to view and even copy a WiFi password to share with friends or family. You have to authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID or a passcode to see a saved password, then you will be given an option to copy it.

If you own an iPhone, you know the struggle of sharing Wi-Fi passwords when a relative or friend comes to visit and they are a green bubble enthusiast (Android user) or they have a Windows laptop. Even though your phone is connected to the network, you still have to look for the Wi-Fi password on the back of the router or on that old, crusty piece of paper where you shouldn’t be storing any passwords anyway. Gone are the days of this familiar battle once iOS 16 arrives.

You can even copy the Wi-Fi password in iOS 16.
Image: MacRumors

Wi-Fi password sharing has long been automatic and easy on iOS, as long as the person trying to connect to your network also has an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. This change will apply to everyone once iOS 16 is released.

Apple is currently testing iOS 16 with developers and a public beta will arrive sometime in July. iOS 16 also includes major improvements to the lock screen and messages, in addition to a powerful Live Text feature, iCloud shared photo libraries, and much more.

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